Yashpal Yadav, Municipal Commissioner of Gurugram informed that nearly 600 property tax defaulters owe more than Rs. 168 crore as tax for the financial year 2018-19. Commissioner shared this information during an internal meeting recently. The commissioner also said that presently 91 buildings falling under the jurisdiction of the municipal area are sealed due to non-payment of property taxes.
He further said that all 91 properties will be listed for auction on 30th April, till the owners pay the outstanding bill and clear the dues.
While directing the zonal taxation officers to tackle the property tax defaulters, Yadav said that all the teams should draw a list of 100 top defaulters and must take action against them. All these properties would be sealed first and then put for auction in case the owners don’t pay the outstanding dues.
The special officials will also be deputed to follow to mark defaulting properties on the sectoral map to take necessary actions. The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram collected Rs. 184.4 crore as the property taxes for the fiscal year 2018-19. This total is very much less than the revenue generated in the financial year 2017-18.
The sources of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram said that last year the authority focused more on sanitation and illegal construction. The commissioner ordered teams to keep a regular check on unauthorised constructions in the city.
The directives are also given to penalize people for putting put illegal hoardings at the time of general elections.
Commissioner said that any person found with illegal hoardings will face action. These people will be punished by issuing fines and an FIR will also be lodged against them for defacement of the public property.
The Commissioner also directed the officials to ensure cleaning of the drains as the summers have made their presence felt and now the corporation has to get ready for the rainy season as water-logging is a big problem for the people.